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Your Favorite Dick Buttonisms

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by haribobo, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    I could've sworn the Progressive guy got that from Uncle Dick!
     
  2. SwingDancer

    SwingDancer Active Member

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    I was watching an old clip from the Ladies free skate at worlds from 1992, and Dick Button referred to Kristi Yamaguchi as "Too legit to Quit" interms of going pro:confused:
     
  3. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    If I can add a few more -

    - 6 North American Championships (North Americans are no longer held).
    - Won all these titles and educational accomplishments in an era when they took the boat to Europe to compete.
    - Of all his competitions, his didn't win his very first one (his first teacher advised him to quit as he didn't have any talent). He finished 2nd in his first World Championships. Every other competition he ever entered - He Won !

    One of my favorites - in reference to John Nicks? (maybe Frank Carroll) - "The old goat."
     
  4. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

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    It was Mr. Nicks- "The sly old goat". :cool:
     
  5. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 Active Member

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  6. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member

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    I could have sworn it was "old fox" ???
     
  7. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

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    No - it was "old goat". He directed it at Frank Carroll after Kwan skated a great program and Frank was putting his poker face on and trying not to look overly pleased. I forget which competition it was.
     
  8. falling_dance

    falling_dance Coaching Patrick

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    I want to say that Button called Nicks a "sly old fox" during the 2005 US Nats broadcast, but I can't find the clip just yet.
     
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  9. Sparks

    Sparks Well-Known Member

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    I was mistaken...falling-dance is correct.
     
  10. IceJunkie

    IceJunkie Well-Known Member

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  11. matti

    matti Active Member

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  12. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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  13. Bronxfan

    Bronxfan Active Member

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    Dick and Peggy were talking about the days when international skating championships were held outdoors.

    Peggy: "I competed at the last."

    Dick: "I competed at the first."
     
  14. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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    I know I'm not quoting it correctly, but in response to a failed element:

    "Whatever that was supposed to be, it wasn't."
     
  15. Squibble

    Squibble New Member

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    "Those are very harsh marks. Correct marks, but harsh."
     
  16. Screenie

    Screenie Active Member

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    I remember that. That was b/c of the mc hammer song 2 legit to quit was out around that time.
     
  17. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    To all Dick's fans, his tribute from 2010 Caesars:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJFQzqY9nkA&feature=related

    What an incredible legend and icon of the sport. Some of these pictures I've never seen before, but he has earned the right to obsess about good positions and flexibility. His split jumps!!!
     
  18. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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